Trust - SAfE is a trusted 'school improvement space'
Inclusivity - SAfE is a school-led system improving outcomes for all
Support and Challenge - SAfE acts with integrity and advocates on behalf of our children and young people and schools
Collaboration - SAfE is a school-led system that promotes collaboration in place of competition
Aspiration - SAfE delivers excellence in everything we do
Evidence-rich - SAfE constantly sources new ideas, innovation and partnerships and we base our work on the best available current research.
Our work is focused with the clear intention to increase our schools’/settings effectiveness with the aim of improving outcomes for pupils
Our work is informed by the context of the individual setting and/or local/regional/national needs
Our content and design are underpinned by robust evidence and expertise and makes explicit links between theory, evidence and classroom practice
Our work is delivered by those with the necessary experience, expertise and skills including local practitioners
Our work includes opportunities for reflection, collaboration, and expert challenge
Our work is designed to be sustained over a period of time
We have processes in place to ensure the highest quality.
We will support the building of a mature school-led system where schools/settings and partners have a shared commitment to improvement and excellent outcomes for all children and a collective refusal to accept under-performance
Surrey is outward looking and influences policy-making at every level of the education system seeking sharing innovative solutions to problems and change.
We will provide a road map of high-quality leadership, teaching and learning and governance professional learning programmes supporting career development and progression delivered by system practitioners with expertise and track record.
We will work with schools to support teaching and whole-school strategies in light of COVID particularly around:
Supporting great teaching – including a blended approach
Assessment and feedback
We will develop governance support to guide them through their role considering ongoing COVID implications.
We will support all schools to take responsibility for their own improvement including the ability to accurately self-evaluate using robust external challenge
We will support and challenge all schools to improve, regardless of their starting point. We will aim to support schools before they get into difficulty providing more intensive support as required and ensure that all schools can access the support they need.
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